It was announced on StarWars.com this morning that JJ Abrams will be writing and directing Star Wars episode 9.
JJ Abrams wrote and directed episode 7, The Force Awakens as well as being the person behind the rebooted Star Trek movies.
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It was announced on StarWars.com earlier that Lucasfilm has parted ways with Colin Trevorrow, who was set to direct Star Wars episode 9. The official statement was the following:
“Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.”
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the next Star Wars anthology films after Han Solo’s may be about Obi-Wan Kenobi. Their sources claim Stephen Daldry is in early talks with Lucasfilm to head up the project.
Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm and announced the Star Wars anthology films series, there has been speculation about an Obi-Wan Kenobi installment. It seems an obvious idea as the actor who played the character in the prequel trilogy (Ewan McGregor) is currently about the right age to reprise the role for a story set between Star Wars 3 and Star Wars 4. McGregor has said, “it would be fun to do.”
Of course, this is little more than rumors at this point and may never happen. If it does, it will be at least a couple of years out since there is not yet a script.
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The replacement director for the as-yet-unnamed Han Solo Star Wars anthology films has just been announced as Ron Howard.
What do you think of this decision? Are you looking forward to the film?